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Schlage Addison Gripset

Modern locks are often disposable. Something goes wrong we throw out the lock and buy a new one. But not today. I had a locksmith win when a customer called saying he was having trouble opening his door. I arrived

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Toronto Locksmith Recommends Schlage Lock Products


Spadina Security is proud to recommend Schlage products to our customers in Toronto.  Schlage is the most popular brand of deadbolt used in Toronto. Schlage is a leader in the lock industry.  Their new electronic locks make a nice addition

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Do It Yourself Deadbolt Installation

A Schlage B560 Deadbolt installed by professional locksmith in Toronto

Many people try to install their own deadbolts that they buy at the hardware store.  Some people do a good job.  Others make mistakes. One customer knew that something was wrong and gave me a call.  When I saw the

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Locksmith Prices in Toronto


At Spadina Security we like to make sure you get value for your security dollar.  Security spending makes sense if you get a return for your investment.  One of the ways we attempt to make your life easier is by

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Medeco Mortise Cylinder Damaged

A damaged Medeco mortise cylinder in Toronto

Vandals used a pocket knife to attempt to open this Medeco mortise cylinder in a Toronto Coop. Medeco cylinders are robust and virtually burglar proof.  The would-be burglars had no chance of opening the lock last night. They did manage

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Panic Bars in Toronto

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Most buildings in Toronto have panic bars on exit doors. Offices with high occupancy also need panic bars on fire exits. Exit devices are an important part of a buildings fire safety plan.  Like a seat belt, we hope we

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LCN Door Closers Installed in Toronto

LCN 1260 Door Closer

Spadina Security installs and services door closers in Toronto.  An automatic door closer is often ignored, though it performs an important function.  All exterior doors should have a good quality door closer installed.  The problem is how do you tell

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What is a Gripset?

Gripset installed by Locksmith

The term “gripset” refers to the handle type of lock often seen on the front door of homes in Toronto. “Handleset” is another term often used for this type of lock. The biggest problem with locksmith lingo is that you

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Matching Finishes – Kaba Ilco 3000 Keyless Pushbutton Lock for Aluminum Doors


Spadina Security was called in to help a Toronto Shul in the Bathurst and Wilson area control access to the building. This Ilco Kaba 3000 Series lock allows keyless entry and includes a key override cylinder. We used the existing

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The Magic Locksmith

Rainbow Keys

There are many services I perform as a locksmith that may look like magic. One service my customers enjoy is called Keyed Alike or KA for short. In your home you may have two, three or more locks. If each

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